1884-S MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR - PQ NGC MS60PQ NGC MS60The 1884-S Morgan dollar is a key date in the series and an extreme rarity in mint state grades. The San Francisco Mint struck 3.2 million pieces, with the majority of the mintage released into circulation at an early date, accounting for the availably in circulated grades, however, it is a condition rarity in high grades today. Uncirculated examples held in government storage in the early days were melted in 1918, under the provisions of the Pittman Act. Additionally, this issue was not well-represented in the Treasury releases of the 1960s, making uncirculated issues very elusive in higher grades. The 1884-S Morgan dollar is one of the leading condition rarities of the Morgan series, and this 1884-S Morgan Dollar Graded NGC MS60 in PQ Condition will be a focal point in any collection. This impressive Mint State example has just the right combination of luster and strike to satisfy nearly any collector.
Morgan Silver Dollars are America's most collected coin, with a rich history that was born out of the old Wild West. These big, beautiful silver dollars conjure up images of cowboys and salon poker games, outlaws and stage coach robberies, casino slot machines and honkytonks of the past. Born out of the rich silver mines of Nevada that turned small mining camps into large bustling cities full of promise and entrepreneurial enterprise. Today, Morgan Dollars are among the most colorful and treasured relics of the old American West. Morgan dollars were minted from 1878 to 1904, and once again in 1921 before retiring as America's most popular coin.
In 1884, San Francisco was a thriving West Coast seaport during the boom and bust times in America Economics. The Second San Francisco Mint, known as the Granite Lady, was built in 1874. Ten years later, in 1884, it was in full-swing coin production. In 1884, America's favorite past-time had its first post season baseball games, held between the National League champions and the American Association champions. In Business, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions called for an eight-hour workday. In Politics, Grover Cleveland claims victory for the Democratic Party. This rare Morgan Dollar Key Date, minted at the historic Granite Lady SF Mint, with the coveted ''S'' mintmark, is reminiscent of that time in American history, and would be a treasured asset in any numismatic collection.